Tara studied English Literature, Classical Languages (Latin), and Theater at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She is a published poet, blogger, book reviewer, playwright, and photographer. Tara is also an accomplished Freelance Editor and former Assistant to a west coast Literary Agent. She is now in the process of obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Purdue University. 

​Tara wrote her first poem at age 9 and her first novel - a murder mystery - at age 11, which was subsequently rejected by Stephen King's publisher as they were not yet ready to publish gore and mayhem from such a young voice. She has attended numerous writer conferences and is a 9-time NaNoWriMo champion. She has been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, the Horror Writers Association, and the Poetry Society of America. 

​Tara's heroes include her late mother, big brother, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Emily Dickinson, Kate Chopin, and Maya Angelou.